Unhappy over BSF's interim report regarding a jawan's allegation about poor quality food being served to security personnel, Union Home Ministry has been given two more days to the force for submitting a detailed factual report on the controversy. BSF Director General K K Sharma met Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi today and discussed with him various issues concerning the force.
"A few days ago, the BSF has given its interim report. They sought two more days to give a final report on the complaint of poor quality food," a senior Home Ministry official said.
Official sources said the Home Ministry seems to be unhappy with the interim report given by the BSF on its jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav's complaint that poor quality food was being served to the soldiers posted along the border with Pakistan.
BSF has maintained that there was no shortage of rations at any post and security personnel deployed along the border had never complained about food.
They said the Home Ministry is looking at the issue of overall welfare policy for constabulary and how to improve their conditions as well as quality of food and directed the BSF to give a detailed report along with suggestions to improve conditions of soldiers.
At the same time, the Ministry is of the opinion that no indiscipline would be tolerated among the soldiers and anyone having complaint must utilise the existing grievance redressal mechanism rather than going public or using social media to highlight the problems.